Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
The SQUEAL : April 2011
The latest and greatest news from the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
Today's Earth Day celebration is a great reminder that the Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G is going green next weekend. The Pig is working with the Council for Responsible Sport to be certified for its 'greening' efforts at the 2011 events. And there are several steps you can take to make sure the "Pig" is greener than ever this year.


Reduce your waste by composting. In the recovery area after the finish line, you'll see composting bins. Make sure your leftover orange and banana peels, along with other food items, are put in the composting bins. They'll be collected and composted for area use.


Recycle your leftover paper and plastic items. We'll be collecting plastic and cardboard from the fluid stations (one each mile) along the Marathon and Half Marathon courses. All will be recycled for use elsewhere!


Reuse of materials from earlier years' marathons. Our excess medals from previous events are being melted down and recycled. Also the ribbons from those medals are being detached, collected, and being made into bags, purses and pillows by the Sarah Center, the outreach ministry to the Over-The-Rhine community in Cincinnati. These items will be available for purchase on the Flying Pig e-store later this summer. The mylar blankets you use after the race will be collected for use in temporary homes and shelters for rescued animals.

About the Council for Responsible Sport

The Council for Responsible Sport ("CRS") ( is a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. CRS is about inspired innovation and unprecedented collaboration in the movement to green sport. One program of CRS is administering a sustainability certification for sporting events. Since its inception in 2008, the Council has certified over 30 road races and triathlons, spanning from Big Sur, California to Birmingham, United Kingdom. While certification is a cornerstone program of the Council, communities of practice for the sports event and higher education sectors represent another way for CRS to pursue its mission of encouraging and creating a model of environmental stewardship and social responsibility in the sports sector.
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